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Cleary named St. Mary's principal
St. Mary’s Catholic School principal Brian Cleary has removed the “interim” from his title. Cleary, a former Kodiak College professor came out of retirement this fall to lead the pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade school on an interim basis. He was named full-time principal last week and has agreed be principal through at least the 2014-2015 school year. Cleary came to Kodiak in the late 1980s, shortly after that he...
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Coast Guard helps mariner in the Bering Sea
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter helped transport a mariner from a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea Monday night. A MH-60 Jayhawk flew out to the 158-foot fishing vessel Arica where a man was reportedly suffering from abdominal pain, according to a Coast Guard news release. The Seattle-based ship was about 20 miles out of Cold Bay when the helicopter picked up the mariner, according to Coast Guard spokesman P...
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Bayside fire chief announces retirement
A longtime Kodiak fire chief is stepping down. Fire Chief Bob Himes, who’s run the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department for the last 18 years, announced this week he plans to retire. He’s given the department plenty of time to hire his replacement; he will stay on until Dec. 31, 2014. Himes first came to the Emerald Isle as a Coast Guard firefighter. He’s also worked as a village public safety officer in Port Lions. ...
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Kodiak transit to get second bus, add public dial-a-ride service
With the arrival of a second bus this year, Kodiak’s public transportation system will expand to offer dial-a-ride shuttle service to the general public. The Kodiak Area Transit System now has one bus, a white Ford F-450 minibus that spends two hours a day operating a scheduled route for the general public. It spends most of its time making personalized dial-a-ride trips for a restricted ridership made up of senio...
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Long-term care facility opens its doors
Kodiak debuted a new long-term medical care facility Saturday, which promises to be a major advancement from the former home for people who need 24-hour nursing care. The new Chiniak Bay Elder House is located on the hill above the old long-term care facility inside the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Unlike the old facility, the new 20,000-square Elder House has private rooms and bathrooms for each of it...
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City and borough governments hire fisheries adviser
The Kodiak city and borough governments have a fisheries adviser again. The job, which involves attending fishery regulatory meetings on behalf of the Kodiak city and borough governments, had been vacant since October when previous adviser Denby Lloyd left to take a job as the executive director of the North Pacific Research Board in Anchorage. At Thursday’s meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a t...
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Gov. Parnell's trip to Kodiak canceled
Gov. Sean Parnell’s trip to Kodiak last week was canceled because of inclement weather. Parnell had planned to come Friday to talk with local officials and to attend the Kodiak High School career and college fair. Heavy cloud cover and snow kept him from flying over. The governor plans to reschedule, although a date has not yet been set. Contact the newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com
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Baldwin honored for service to nation, Kodiak community
Kodiak celebrated the career of a man committed to a “home team” army Thursday night. Sgt. Jay Baldwin, who retired from the Alaska Army National Guard in October, served as administrator at the Kodiak Armory for 21 of his 27-year career, during a time when “homesteading,” or being allowed to serve in one place was unusual. At a ceremony at the American Legion he got to take turns with his former soldiers telling ...
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Gov. Parnell's Kodiak visit canceled for weather
Update: The governor's trip has been canceled due to weather. He plans to reschedule, but has not yet set a date. Governor Sean Parnell will make a visit to the Emerald Isle today. The governor arrives this morning and plans to attend college/career day at Kodiak High School, according to his spokeswoman Sharon Leighow. His itinerary also includes a meeting with city and borough mayors. The purpose of the meetings...
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GCI, KTUU reach deal
Kodiak’s cable NBC programing is coming back just in time for tonight’s Olympic opening ceremonies. Cable provider GCI and Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU announced Thursday morning that they’ve resolved a contract dispute that has left some 7,000 rural Alaskan cable customers without NBC television programing since November. The resolution is a multi-year agreement, not a short-term truce for the Sochi 2014 Winter O...
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